The aftermath --

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ghrit, Nov 11, 2008.


  1. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    While walking down the street one day a U.S. senator is
    tragically hit by a truck and dies.

    His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the

    entrance.

    'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter.
    'Before
    you settle in,

    it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official
    around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do
    with you.'

    'No problem, just let me in,' says the man.

    'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from
    higher up. What

    we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven.
    Then you can choose where to spend eternity.'

    'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be
    in heaven,' says

    the senator.

    'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'

    And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he

    goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he
    finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the
    distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all
    his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

    Everyone is very happy and in evening dress.
    They run to

    greet him, Shake his hand, and reminisce about the good
    times they had while getting rich at the expense of the
    people.

    They play a friendly game of golf and then dine
    on lobster,

    caviar and champagne.

    Also present is the devil, who really is a very
    friendly guy

    who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are
    having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is
    time to go.

    Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves
    while the

    elevator rises. The elevator goes up, up, up and the door
    reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

    'Now it's time to visit heaven.'

    So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group
    of

    contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the
    harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he
    realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter
    returns.

    'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another
    in

    heaven. Now choose your eternity.'

    The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers:

    'Well, I would Never have said it before, I mean heaven
    has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in
    hell.'

    So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he
    goes

    down, down, down to hell.

    Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the

    middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.

    He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up
    the

    trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from
    above.

    The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his

    shoulder. 'I don't understand,' stammers the senator.
    'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and
    clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne,
    and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a
    wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable.
    What happened?'

    The devil looks at him, smiles and says, 'Yesterday
    we were

    campaigning. Today you voted.
     
  2. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    :lol:...................[ROFL]
     
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    [notfunny]
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    And more --
    tombstone.
     
  5. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    priceless :lol:
     
  6. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Alright Ghrit found me my new picture for my desktop computer background at work.....:lol:
     
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